Despite a label swap, a solo album and an almost three-year absence from regular touring, the Old 97's are anything but rusty. There's new life in the old songs, and one of alt-country's best bands…
The beat goes on for "Pepsi Smash." Despite flat frosh-season ratings, soda giant Pepsi-Cola and the WB have pacted to bring back the primetime music showcase, which bowed last summer.
At age 77, jazz singer Jackie Paris is sailing comfortably on the crest of a career that began on 52nd Street in the forties, when he sang with the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Lionel…
ABC News has booked Janet Jackson to perform on "Good Morning America" in what will be the singer's first appearance on network TV since the Super Bowl halftime show.
O.A.R. stands for "Of a Revolution," but you wouldn't know it from the unobtrusive, generic rock played by the band. An underground college sensation, O.A.R. hasn't left its frat rock roots behind…
A production of Leonard Bernstein's rarely performed Mass, a celebration of Blue Note Records headlined by Van Morrison and the L.A. debut of "The Lord of the Rings Symphony" highlight this summer's…
RCA Music Group has tapped Jeff Blue senior veep, A&R. He will be responsible for signing and developing artists at J Records and RCA Records.
The first anniversary of the Broadway musicians strike is being commemorated with another virtual-orchestra controversy. This time, the conflict is Off Broadway.
Dale Wasserman has written a new book for Duke Ellington's lone Broadway musical, "Beggar's Holiday," with a premier slated for the Marin Playhouse in Mill Valley, Calif.
Alan Jackson led the posse with eight noms for 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Nominees were announced Wednesday at the St. Regis Hotel.
Just for Variety: This is one show I wont miss -- June 22, 8-11 p.m. on CBS: "AFI's -- 100 Years -- 100 Songs". The countdown to the greatest songs in movies -- with clips to match -- will feature…